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Dürer's Journeys conference

In association with the University of Cambridge

A major academic conference exploring Dürer's travels across Europe
Date
Session times
  • Friday, 10 December 2021, 9.30 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday, 11 December 2021, 9 am - 5 pm

About

This onsite and online academic conference, organised by the National Gallery and the University of Cambridge, explores themes from 'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist'. 

Speakers from the USA, Europe and the UK will examine aspects of Dürer’s achievements in painting, drawing and printmaking and offer new perspectives on his career from his earliest journeys to his final tour of the Low Countries in 1520-1.

Download the conference programme [PDF 68kb] 

If you would prefer to watch the conference online, please book separate tickets here.

Image: Detail from Albrecht Dürer, 'Saint Jerome', 1521. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon (828 Pint) © Instituto Portugues de Museus, Minstero da Cultura, Lisbon

Day 1

Date
Friday, 10 December 2021

Programme

9.15am: Arrival
Coffee and tea

9.50am: Welcome
Gabriele Finaldi, National Gallery
Susan Foister, National Gallery
Alexander Marr, University of Cambridge

10am: 'Travelling with Dürer: Creating the Exhibition'
Susan Foister, National Gallery

10.30am: 'Dürer’s “Self”: Travelling as a Way of Caring for One’s Own'
Andreas Beyer, University of Basel

11am: 'Places, Portraits, Pets and Piss-ups' 
Cristof Metzger, Albertina Museum

11.30am: Q&A and round table discussion
Chair: Alexander Marr, University of Cambridge

12.15pm: Break

1.30pm: 'Reinventing Visual Tradition: Albrecht Dürer’s Iconic Image of Saint Jerome' 
Astrid Harth, Ghent University

2pm: 'Dürer’s Gourdian Knot'
Alexander Marr, University of Cambridge

2.30pm: 'Between the Plate and the Slate; The Presentation of the Artist’s Monogram in Dürer’s Engravings' 
Jeroen Stumpel, Utrecht University

3pm: Q&A and round table discussion
Chair: Shira Brisman, University of Pennsylvania  

3.45pm: Close

Image: Detail from Albrecht Dürer, 'Saint Jerome', about 1496

Day 2

Date
Saturday, 11 December 2021

Programme

9.30am: Arrival 

10am: 'Dürer in Alsace: Intermedial Ingenuity and the Journeyman Painter'
Mitchell Merback, John Hopkins University 

10.30am: 'Dürer’s Other Legacy'
Shira Brisman, University of Pennsylvania 

11am: 'Dürer’s Heraldic Prints on the Move'
Frances Rothwell Hughes, University of Cambridge 

11.30am: Q&A and round table discussion
Chair: Susan Foister, National Gallery

12.15pm: Break

1.30pm: 'Geology, Evaporation'
Christopher Heuer, University of Rochester 

2pm: 'New Perspectives on Albrecht Dürer’s Late ‘Oblong Passion’ Drawings'
Dana Cowen, Ackland Art Museum 

2.30pm: 'From Drawing into Print: Aspects of Dürer's Legacy in Nuremberg and Antwerp'
Giulia Bartrum, independent scholar, formerly British Museum 

3pm: 'Dürer's Portraits: Tying-up Loose Ends: Albrecht Dürer and his Portrait Models'
Peter van der Brink, independent scholar, formerly Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen

3.30pm: Q&A and round table discussion
Chair: Emma Capron, National Gallery

4pm: Closing remarks
Close

Image: Detail from After Albrecht Dürer, 'The Painter's Father', 1497

Supported by

Supported by the DAAD-University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (FFO).

Conferences & seminars

Dürer's Journeys conference

In association with the University of Cambridge

A major academic conference exploring Dürer's travels across Europe
Date
Session times
  • Friday, 10 December 2021, 9.30 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday, 11 December 2021, 9 am - 5 pm

Onsite tickets

Standard: £36
Students: £18

Ticket price includes both days of the conference onsite at the National Gallery. 

This ticket will grant you admission to the National Gallery. Please arrive in good time to access the building and find the event. 

Bookings close one hour before the event.